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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

McDonalds and Starbucks Convergence

Recent news about the very different financial conditions of McDonalds and Starbucks, is only part of the story. McDonald's Expects to Post Its First-Ever Loss is like waking up to hear that no one watched the Superbowl. Starbucks brews record profits comes as more of a surprise, at first look; but actually reveals more about our current society than Ronald McDonald growing old. Ordering an Egg McMuffin and an overly hot coffee always seems to be a sensible and normal habit. And who could deny nature when it comes to those fries?  Most knew that those Big Mac’s would cause bloating, and should be avoided; but who could resist that creamy dessert when leaving after a rest room pit stop? This is America and McDonalds is red, white and blue!

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